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Synonym: odour.

Origin: M.E., fr. O.Fr., fr. L. Sentio, to feel

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Re: Why do Africans have large noses and lips?

... factors forged the similar change. Maybe jungle/desert/frozen habits are quite similar and food/water sources, oxygen requirements or enhanced scent tracking forced the mutation.

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by jelpmac
Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Why do Africans have large noses and lips?
Replies: 30
Views: 186231

Why are animals so quiet?

... her pack members what to do by ear movements, teeth baring, even certain ways of moving the tail. This latter is believed to be communication by scent and sight! Sometimes predators have to be quiet so they don't scare away their prey, but still those that work in packs have to be able to communicate ...

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by Wallyanna
Wed May 09, 2012 11:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Why are animals so quiet?
Replies: 4
Views: 2236

Re: Camouflage in nature

... is another one - Phengaris rebeli ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phengaris_rebeli ). This amazing creature imitates at least 2 qualities of ants (scent and sound signals emitted by queen ants). I would be interested to know how this system worked out with 2 similar biological organisms. Did the ...

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by Nick7
Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:36 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Camouflage in nature
Replies: 16
Views: 10227

alternation behaviour

... to use in my examination question? thanks a lot, Femke PS: I have one more question. How do I have to take care for the woodlice not following the scent of the other woodlice in the labyrinth?

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by femke
Mon Oct 17, 2011 6:12 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: alternation behaviour
Replies: 3
Views: 2771

Re: Theories - Origin of Life

... sense of smell possibly because the their rate of breathing does not allow the air to enter the nostrils fast enough to collect and translate scent particles in the normal way. I would suggest that just a cursory examination of the needs of the two (humans and snakes) explains the two different ...

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by scottie
Sun Apr 17, 2011 12:06 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 559
Views: 755205
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